[CT Birds] about early Warblers

kfinnan at aol.com kfinnan at aol.com
Thu Jul 31 14:09:08 EDT 2014

The flock I happened to run across was 100% birds of the year. Usually, there is a small number of adults. What's interesting is how the group was mixed in terms of feeding and foraging habits.
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Subject: [CT Birds] about early Warblers

To the posting by Kevin F about early warblers, may I ad. 
In my experience, especially up here in the NW corner, I find that the Warblers 
years young seem to gather together and wander around in these mixed groups, 
with no seemingly direction they are going in. While birding this time of year, 
you might just come across these groupings of mostly young birds that seem to be 
those that were raised somewhere nearby. In my years of birding this time of 
year, sometimes the woods are dead of Warblers, then with luck, you get into one 
of these wandering groups of many young birds and some Adults. Sort of like a 
wandering group of birds feeding and communing together. To me, Warblers have 
always given me the impression of a species that loves company, esp with their 
own kind - other Warblers! I believe they are wandering about just feeding up 
till that cold night comes and sparks the urge to begin heading due south. 
Would like to hear (see) others thoughts on this. 

Paul Carrier -Harwinton
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